CX/TX RACE Last – Featuring a slightly narrower toe box & tighter heel than the Competition last and less overall volume than the Sport last. Designed for very high-cadence riding & higher pressure and a slimmer fit.
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Lake Race 100% Carbon Fiber Sole, Lake patent Double Sole. Available in 3 hole cleat pattern or Speedplay specific
I bought the CX332 4-hole shoes in June 2021, and have done about 6,000 miles in them so far. I honestly don't notice them when I'm riding, which is a good thing. Super comfortable. I have always ridden Speedplay pedals. So to find a shoe with a dedicated Speedplay sole is amazing. So here is my opinion on why only three stars, and it pains me to call out these things but maybe things can be improved. The sole has two layers, in the center, you have a floating metal receiver for the Speedplay tension cleat to attach to the sole. Now when I say I struggled, I mean struggled really hard to get screws to align. The Speedplay cleat holes and the CX332 receiver plate holes didn't match perfectly, so the screws didn't want to go in straight and cross-threading was a real risk. In fact, I can't guarantee I didn't cross the threads which worries me if I need to remove them, because the shoe is done. I expected the Kangaroo leather to be more durable than regular leather, it's not and it's worrying. After a minor stupid spill, the CX332 leather can now be picked off like tissue paper. The last issue I only notice when the weather gets hot. Remember there are two layers to the sole to accommodate the Speedplay receiver. The outer bottom sole is carbon but on top of this is I'm guessing some type of fiberglass? This is the part your foot presses down on. In the hotter weather, I can feel this material flex under my foot, which is a bummer because I wasn't expecting this. Anyway, I hope this helps.